Sante of Tucson
2040 North Wilmot Road, Tucson AZ 85712 · (520) 300-6115 · 42.13% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Sante of Tucson is in Tucson, Arizona. This city is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country with has a population of 880,383 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better scores. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. We were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its dominant profile, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, it received a grade of A for the area. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. This nursing home is above average both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Arizona in this area with 72.7 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was awarded an impressive long-term care score, with a grade of B+ in this category. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next area we assessed was nursing. We awarded this facility a decent score in this area, with a C. Although this wasn't as favorable as a few of its other scores, it is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. The nursing grade includes a handful of factors, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these statistics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sante of Tucson Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better